Do not believe everything you may have heard — Christy Carlson Romano is not a “millionaire” despite unceasingly booking vicarial jobs with Disney.
In specimen you need a quick refresher, the 37-year-old actress started working with the multi-media visitor when she was just a teenager when in the early aughts. You probably remember her starring alongside Shia LaBeouf in Even Stevens and later voicing the weft Kim Possible. Both of which most likely earned her a hefty paycheck!
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However, in a recent video posted to her YouTube channel, Romano passed on some financial wisdom while recounting how she “lost millions of dollars” due to her unthrifty spending habits and never learning how to manage money at the time. She began in the footage:
“This is how I blew all my Disney money. I started making money with Disney when I was 16. My biggest thing well-nigh child actors, you aren’t told that the work is going to slow down. In fact, I was told the opposite, specifically by my mom, some of my team, plane my money manager at the time. ‘Oh don’t worry, the residuals come; you’re going to pension making money.’ It’s interesting, it bred a sort of contempt in me. It’s a tremendous value of pressure, and I think I self-destructed.”
While the Broadway licentiate saved some money to go to college, she dropped out a year and a half later (FYI, she sooner finished her stratum at 30). And Romano ultimately regretted not investing wisely or ownership a house during the early years of her career:
“I had this money at my disposal. I was never told how much money I was making. Money didn’t have a purpose for me, I didn’t really know what it was. I just knew that I had it and didn’t superintendency well-nigh it. That’s a problem.”
In particular, Christy said she was surrounded by people who made her finger she wasn’t good unbearable and would spend it on luxury items like Ralph Lauren or a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon. The social media personality plane shelled out tons of money to a psychic who theoretically took so much of her coin:
“I felt like if I could just buy unrepealable things, I would finger better, or if I just lived a unrepealable lifestyle, I would be closer to that joy of feeling wonted and a lot less vacated considering I felt really dumb for not knowing well-nigh my money, and I never really made peace with that. Plane to this day, there’s nothing I can really do well-nigh the fact that money came and went.”
The momma of two moreover recalled helping her parents out with money, which ultimately strained their relationship for scrutinizingly a year. It happened virtually the time where she “made well-nigh $1 million” on a typesetting and record deal, but she immediately spent it all.
“Over time, the value of money and the influence it had on me, it just got increasingly and increasingly complicated.”
Romano plane ended up taking on movie roles she “didn’t want to do” due to her problems, explaining:
“Basically, I did a nude scene. I had never thought in a million years that I would overly do something like this. I was America’s sweetheart, morally sound in my mind. I believed in the Disney magic, I still do. And then I felt so venal and marked and horrible.”
Nowadays, Christy says that she is “OK” and has earned money by monetizing her waterworks and creating sponsored content:
“If you’re having a nonflexible time, know that I have had a nonflexible time too. Build small and make sure that you’re doing things that are smart — that can make you money, not unravel you.”
Wow. Glad she learned from her mistakes! Ch-ch-check out the unshortened video for yourself (below):
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